Brainstormings regarding Neo-Nomadic Tribal Approaches
Eric's reply with plenty of insightful and inspiring links on various approaches
Also see :
Dante suggests , midst other :
Possibly some coalition people may be interested in developing such "semi-neo-nomadic" approach together with me ? :)
I ve personally lived a hitch hiking nomad lifestyle for a few years, and find a (semi?) nomad approach of interest ( also see : http://nomadology.com )
I am aware that there is at least one "cycling tribe" roaming in southern france.
inter-related recent brainstormings below...
or here :
" Vision : Semi-Nomad Healing Post-Industrial Tribes + Oasis "
" Nomad Villages and Parametric Design - Modular Temporary Tensegrity Villages "
" Composite Architecture , Textile Buildings , Modular and Nomadic, Dimaxion House, Parametric Design, ... "
" "Yurt" Housing : nomadic modular parametric design"
also see :
"building towns overnight : legal loopholes in Turkey and Brasil ?"
Also see "Beyond Road Burn Out":
It may also be possible to re-adapt such nomadic village approach to settings such as Abandonned Villages
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On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Dante-Gabryell Monson <[email protected]> wrote:
Emerging Tribes of (Cycling?) Nomads,
with various "Specializations" and "Missions/Services", while, each individual as entity capable of general/holistic understanding and/co-learning. and the tribe becoming very experienced in "Collective Intelligence" and "Capability for Emergency Response", along stigmergic tools and practices.
Type of potential mission :
Land healing consulting ; Land Permaculture Set up and consulting, Modular ( tent ? ) constructions, set up of post-industrial production infrastructure, complementary finance and currency consulting, ... etc
The tribe could be cycling across europe, staying connected to the internet, having "eclaireurs/scouts" charged of future mission preparations, enabling certain decisions to be co-informed through technology and general assemblies, having rotating and self chosen tasks ( external mission tasks, but also self preservation tasks such as operation of food and kitchen, shelter / tent maintainance, bike maintainance, self-learning support, mutual-caring support, etc )
A permanently moving tribe, which can stay on missions in certain places, such as "circuses" used to do, while moving from north to southern europe, according to the seasons.
Land would be put to disposal ( for camping - with special kinds of comfortable and light weight "mobile villages" ) by the farmers or communities that wish to welcome the "nomads" and/or employ them for their services.
Money earned could go into maintaining the movement of the collective, with surplus invested in setting up "oasis", which are the movements more permanent "bases", to which nomads can return to.
Investments can be made for infrastructure as to increase progressively autonomy from dependencies on monopolistic economic networks / support diversification,
and investments can also be made in the cheapest land ( within potential for ideal context development ) on which value can then be created outside of monopolistic economic networks.
Hence a trans-modern approach to semi-nomadism, such as the nomads who trade salt on their camels, going on expeditions, and then returning to their oasis.
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Additional Brainstorming :
I also imagine such villages of nomads using "modular" tent like structures, using "tensegrity" and "Parametric Design" with 3d modelling calculations, using data about future terrains that will be used for the temporary village, as to "re-assemble" the "tent village" based on all modular lightweight objects available, potential to include or add local materials and soil for temporary constructions, and calculate a re-design for a temporary village,
of which each of the modular components of the tents, which can also use tensegrity approaches,
are then re-calculated in their position, and where each modular element becomes a "spime" with its own uri ( unique resource identifier ) allocated to the rfid ( magnetic ) tag of the object,
hence making it easy for any of the "builders" to follow assembling instructions from their smart phone, based on the re-assembly plans,
as to re-build customized villages ,
after they have been designed using "parametric design" and generative architecture softwares.
also see this post :
" Composite Architecture , Textile Buildings , Modular and Nomadic, Dimaxion House, Parametric Design, ..."
Trivia : 80 Million Nomads in India
Did you know that in India, there are somewhere between 60 and 80 million nomads, most often organized along tribes, some very highly specialized, such as in the field of "Umbrella repair".
Makes me linger about the potential for our own ( semi ? ) nomad tribes... potentially specialized in various information technology solutions, including software supporting logistics and trade, but beyond software, also local economics , permaculture forest design, low impact housing construction and repair, alternative renewable energy installations, small manufacturing unit installations, using modular ( parametric ) construction designs using local raw resources ?
What other ( healing ? ) economic activities do you see such Neo-Nomad Tribes put into practice ?
Nomad Tribe's who main choose to remain for a while / or move between places with a deteriorated land as to heal / retore the degraded landscapes-environment.
By use of
- Open Source Manufacturing
It converges a combination of various intentional memes, and may start as some kind of "Working Camp" / "Gathering"
It serves as a convergence point for people who wish to learn and live a community life.
Ideally, the degraded land is purchased by a commons oriented cooperative. As restoration takes place, the land can be managed as a commons, and people who decide to remain as local residents can obtain rights to use land.